No one would have imagined that Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will actually pull off a victory in Qualifier 1 of the IPL 2016 playoffs against the Gujarat Lions at the Chinnaswamy Stadium on Tuesday. It was simply a one-man show during the run chase, with AB de Villiers taking RCB over the line.
A legend in its truest sense, De Villiers, has done it for RCB, yet again, but this time he did it when it matters the most. His innings of 79 runs from 47 balls powered RCB to the final of IPL 2016.
Other RCB batsmen could hardly score any runs, not even run-machine Virat Kohli. Iqbal Abdulla came to De Villiers' aid towards the end of the run chase and the men in red and black did it quite comfortably in the end.
Twitter erupted after De Villiers' match-winning innings in Qualifier 1. Here is a look at some of the tweets:
ABD knows the ABC of batting..— Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) May 24, 2016